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Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2013, 10:48 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Jimbo,

Are you going install rails and have a sliding canopy? I'm following you close.......too many people doing the "bubble" and I am, like you, doing the razorback. Your pictures helped a...
Forum: Kit Building
01-21-2013, 12:20 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Thanks Jimbo for the verbage and the pics. I've put mine up for a couple of days to regroup. I did not take the sheeting all the way to the top of the block so I had to add some and then sand. I...
Forum: Kit Building
01-20-2013, 05:15 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Thanks to those that replied!! Jimbo, I'm not final sanding.......just trying to the the razorback clost so I can start fitting the canopy and work out the rails for making it slide. I decided to...
Forum: Kit Building
01-20-2013, 12:04 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Hey Jimbo or Gary,

Any tricks on sanding the razorback smooth???? Everytime I try to sand.......even with finer grit sandpaper I notice small gouges in the balsa......don't want to sand the...
Forum: Kit Building
01-13-2013, 12:13 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Edwin,

Well, this build is going to take a while and you know how it goes when you're building on just one thing.............[:o] I just bought two small electric's because my club does park...
Forum: Kit Building
01-12-2013, 08:03 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Hi all,

Almost got the top half of the fuse done! Got the area cut out for the cockpit and have finished sheeting. Just putting the little areas at the place where the razorback and vertical...
Forum: Kit Building
01-08-2013, 09:23 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Steve...........welcome to this thread from a fellow Oregonian that lives in Bend and is working on this plane as well. I happened on to this good bit of information at at this thread...
Forum: Kit Building
01-05-2013, 10:36 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Mike,

I'm not Ron, but I'd recommend Bad Brad's Graphics. http://www.badbradgraphics.com/index.html
I've done business with him for over a year and he is a real stand-up guy and his prices...
Forum: Kit Building
01-05-2013, 03:46 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Fabio,

Thanks for the explanation. I had seen some of the glass layup but never put 2 and 2 together until reading your explanation. Now I totally understand and will be doing just what you...
Forum: Kit Building
01-04-2013, 08:36 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

So Doom...........how did you form the hatch cover and gear doors. This is pretty new to me and I'm about to tackle one of two hatchs and could use some help on the tailwheel doors.

Thanks,
...
Forum: Kit Building
01-01-2013, 02:25 AM
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Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Thanks for the explanation Jimbo and Ron. That's good info to know and I will probably follow suit.

Happy New Year,
Andy
Forum: Kit Building
12-31-2012, 03:28 PM
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Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

By referring to putting the plywood at the edge of the flying surface, are you talking about the trailing edge of the wing by the aileron and flap and do you go past the end of the flying surface or...
Forum: Kit Building
12-31-2012, 11:38 AM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

I love this thread!!! I have learned so much and gotten so much help......far more than in the warbirds threads. I have built lot of sport planes but this is my first scale and first giant so you...
Forum: Kit Building
12-30-2012, 01:22 PM
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Jim,

Here's the link for the smaller P47 cockpit kit at Tower p/n LXHZ05 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHZ05&P=M
and here's the link for the giant scale P47 at Tower p/n...
Forum: Kit Building
12-26-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

So I'm sheeting the top forward part of the fuse and I think everything is going fine but I was sitting here tonight looking at it and the sheeting seems to have flat spots between the stringers. I...
Forum: Kit Building
12-22-2012, 12:22 PM
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Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Gary,

Can you give me a pointer where your hatch details are........post #'s..........thanks,
Andy
Forum: Kit Building
12-17-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Jimbo...........thank you so much for the help. Those pictures will really help me out a bunch. I am finishing sheeting the forward part of the fuse and then I will attack the "razor". Then I am...
Forum: Kit Building
12-17-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,280
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Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Gary............thank you, thank you, thank you...........I was overlooking it........silly me I thought it would be where it would be used....on the fuse plans.
Forum: Kit Building
12-17-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

RW.......maybe close and I think mine will look like that....can you tell me, where on the plans you found the "stab/fin fillet pattern" that them mention on page 20 of the instruction manual and...
Forum: Kit Building
12-17-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Hi All..........I am really in need of some help!!! I'm ready to sheet the razorback and am having difficulty with the configuration at where the rear-most spine meets the fin. Per the instructions...
Forum: Kit Building
12-11-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Ok found the pilot.......or at least one that will do. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000125298&I=LXKLE6&P=K

Now another question.........what kind of zinc chromate paint...
Forum: Kit Building
12-10-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

OK............the book on the Top Flite Giant Scale P47 specifies that the scale is 1:5.6 so is this a 1/5 scaleor 1/6 scale. I'm trying to figure out the scale of the pilot figure that I need. ...
Forum: Kit Building
12-10-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Where did you get the template for the fin/horizontal/fuselage fill-in. They say to use the template on the plans but I cannot find it. I've almost got the top of the fuselage done including having...
Forum: Kit Building
07-23-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Whoa........hey Gary.........let me know what that package looks like and how I get one. I was not going to do panel lines and rivets but that sounds like I might be tempted. More info...
Forum: Kit Building
07-22-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 266,328
Posted By oldtyme

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Thanks Red.............I ordered 3 packs of them just to make the postage worthwhile. I'm sure I'll find a lot of uses for them.
Andy
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